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News & Media Releases2017-08-21T21:51:38+00:00

Aboriginal values & wilderness fundamental to TWWHA

September 25th, 2023|

Conservation groups have written to Australia’s Environment Minister, Tanya Plibersek MP, to welcome the new Retrospective Statement of Outstanding Universal Value (page 16) for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) of Lutruwita/Tasmania. The Statement, provided by the Australian government, was approved by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee at its 45th session in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, in late September 2023.

New Lake Malbena book

June 7th, 2023|

The new book by nature writer and fishing guide Greg French, 'Wild Heart of Tasmania', is a collection of stories about Tasmania’s Western Lakes wilderness, centred around Lake Malbena, the location of a controversial proposed heli-tourism development. It is an inspirational tale for those who love wild places and wild life, and a cautionary one for those who believe Australia’s national parks to be well protected and its democracy sacrosanct.

Cradle Mountain Cableway – Good riddance!

May 25th, 2023|

The cableway proposal was part of the thought bubble called the 2016 Cradle Master Plan. The state government has recently been advised by the federal government that the funding commitment (the $30 million) has been withdrawn since the Tasmanian Government failed to provide the required information by 28 April 2023.

Lake Malbena: Latest process lacks integrity

May 3rd, 2023|

The latest submission from the proponent of a helicopter-accessed tourism development at remote Lake Malbena, seeking federal approval, has not engaged with the concerns of the 1000s of stakeholders who wrote to him last year, and the whole process lacks integrity due to his treatment of these representations.

New Viewing Shelter at Dove Lake

February 5th, 2023|

PWS’s substantial new viewing shelter at Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain, was opened with considerable fanfare last week. Its construction was a missed opportunity but the government’s future plans are even more alarming; an intrusive and unnecessary cableway to replace the shuttle bus service.

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